mature parkland - urban gem
This is an interesting and challenging course, with some notable/feature holes - with a nice mix of trees, water and distance. A clever design makes best use of the geography, with reasonable fairways (not to punative semi-rough) and greens that needed 'snake charmers' undulating and a difficult read.
Easy to reach following sat nav, to find a nice surprise amongst the urban sprawl. Parking seemed a little tight and tight deadlines meant I didn't have time to sample food and clubhouse hospitality. However pro shop staff were pleasant and welcoming and they managed to let us go earlier than the tee time...
Quirky, and a fair amount of driveable 'blind holes' which would benefit from a repeat visit... once you know where to go I suspect this course becomes more benign.
So saying - well worth a return trip and value for money...
A hidden gem
Set in the heart of Enfield, it could be forgiven for missing this little gem. A well established club with a lovely old style, wood panelled club house, with extremely helpful and pleasant Pro shop staff..the shop set apart from the clubhouse.
The course is fairly flat for the most part, but beware the 18th...cardiac hill, so thank God it's the last. Not a particularly long course, although 3 of the par 5's are well over 500 yds. It's a very pleasant course to play, but one critique is that there is a fair amount of walking between green and tee on several holes. One par three is played with the next tee 25yds behind the one you have just tee'd off from...weird.
This is a course where course management is paramount...big hitters do not necessarily have a great advantage.
It's certainly a course I will play again, especially as we had a great deal at £20 a round.
As we played in mid-winter, conditions were poor, but we were all surprised at the quality of the greens. All bunkers were well filled and raked and it would have been a sin not to leave them in that condition. The fairways..those that I found, were also in excellent condition, but the crows had done their work in upturning all divots.
Play it, you won't be disappointed.
The Hidden Gem
Pretty parkland, fairly tight in places, fair ways and greens good, back nine very nice, little bit quirky in places but loved it, would be a lot better in the nicer weather as it was very boggy today 26th January 2015, pro shop very friendly and the club house and the members made you welcome, makes a nice change from some of the places, nothing was too much for them thanks and will see you soon